Sushi

Sushi comes from Japan and is vinegary rice topped or mixed with various fresh ingredients, usually fish or seafood. There are 4 main types:

  • Nigiri-sushi: This is sushi with the ingredients on top of a block of rice.
  • Maki-zushi: Translated as "roll sushi", this is where rice and seafood or other ingredients are placed on a sheet of seaweed (nori) and rolled into a cylindrical shape on a bamboo mat and then cut into smaller pieces.
  • Temaki: Basically the same as makizushi, except that the nori is rolled into a cone-shape with the ingredients placed inside. Sometimes referred to as a "hand-roll".
  • Chirashi: Translated as "scattered", chirashi involves fresh sea food, vegetables or other ingredients being placed on top of sushi rice in a bowl or dish.

 

Sushi